Blue Aster Lake and Warrior Rocky Mountain Peak, Kananaskis Country

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

Albertans want more of our natural heritage protected, not less.

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Learn how to read and follow maps by making a map of your own neighbourhood or favourite natural space.

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Our friends at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre are having their Fall Open House on Sunday September 27th from 11:00am-4:00pm! This event is FREE and family friendly but you must register for activities ahead of time!

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Gail Michener with a rotund ground squirrel.

BY GAIL MICHENER

Richardson’s ground squirrels are regularly seen above ground during daylight hours for seven to eight months of the year, but rarely from late October through late February, generating the perception that they hibernate for a four-month period encompassing winter. Winter does not last that long, so what accounts for such extraordinarily long hibernation seasons?

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BY MYRNA PEARMAN

It has been my good fortune to have spent, over the past few years, some quality time in the company of each of Alberta’s three native “bunny” species. All three species — which include two hares and one rabbit — have adapted well to human habitation, taking up residence in farmyards, towns, and cities across the province.

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BY JENNIFER EARLE

Bull trout seem to be the Rodney Dangerfield of fish — they get no respect. They are the official provincial fish of Alberta, yet this distinction hasn’t served them particularly well. They are listed as Threatened under both provincial and federal legislation. So how did we get here?

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